No, these are only for things that the businesses already offer. A jewish deli doesn't serve non-kisher food to anyone, so they don't have to offer it.
No, just like Pizza Hut doesn't have to cook me up a cheeseburger. However, if a business offers a service to the public (e.g. serving kosher food or serving pizza) the law says they can't deny that service on the basis of religion, political beliefs, race, gender, etc.
Trust me, you are also protected by these laws. If you came into my store wanting to take advantage of my amazing products at low, low prices I may not want to serve you because of your political beliefs, but I would still do it because 1) I'm a nice guy, and 2) it's the law.
[-3] August 30, 2014 at 12:11pm
Does a black seamstress have to provide cloaks and hoods for the KKK?
[-1] August 30, 2014 at 12:04pm
It’s obvious you are not a religious person or run a business.
Party’s do not violate their religious beliefs. It was the marriage of the two gays in their private home they objected too and offered the couple to host their reception. The two gays, being anal had to sue. If you can’t respect someone’s beliefs, even if different from your own, then you aren’t respectable.
So, by that logic, if they hosted a KKK reception after one of their cross burnings, they wouldn't be implicitly supporting the cross-burning?
August 30, 2014 at 11:57am
What law requires me to contract with you? If I provide a service, name the law that says I must enter into a contract with you just because you want it.
 August 30, 2014 at 11:53am
Marriage is not a right. Please point out where in the Constitution where it says, “Freedom to marry whom you want anywhere you want”? I’ll wait.
Marriage is a contract that is entered into between two people. You must meet the current laws in order to marry. No one is required to marry you, even if they perform that service to others. It’s a service, thus a contract also. You can’t force me to enter into a contract with you for any reason.
[-2] August 30, 2014 at 11:41am
I say it is time to unseat this judge. No judge will tell me I have to teach a class on gay marriage. I’d go to jail first before I comprise my principals for someone’s hurt feelings.
These gay activist are hurting their own cause. Never in my life have I seen such F N whiny babies. In your best child crying whiny voice say: “I’m gonna tell on you, Waaaa you are being mean to us Ahhhhhh”
Why do they think their rights trump mine? I don’t care if NY has an anti-discrimination law, it applies only to hiring. I have a right to deny anyone my services for any reason. I cannot be forced to enter into any contract with anyone if it violates my moral convictions.
I say fight fire with fire. As Christians go seek out any business ran by gays and ask them to do something against their convictions and when they refuse, sue the pants off them. We must fight this like they do. When the tables get turned, they will change their tune.
Why try to unseat the judge? He was just following US law and the Constitution. The business owners were the ones saying that their rights trumped the rights of the lesbian couple. And they have it all wrong. Religious freedom doesn't give anyone the right to discriminate in a public accommodation. Period.
There IS a legal work around for any business that has their religious convictions challenged, as is this farming family.
Close the business and open again as a MEMBERS ONLY CLUB. Advertise the business as a PRIVATE CLUB with religious restrictions. All members pay a small, yearly dues (could be as little as $5) and members must agree to the club rules in order to obtain service. This is similar to COSTCO and SAMS CLUBS. In the club rules state their religious guidelines for service. This will cut out the BS lawsuits from the weirdo bunch.
"No judge will tell me I have to teach a class on gay marriage. I’d go to jail first before I comprise my principals for someone’s hurt feelings."
No one is trying make you do this.
"These gay activist are hurting their own cause. Never in my life have I seen such F N whiny babies. In your best child crying whiny voice say: “I’m gonna tell on you, Waaaa you are being mean to us Ahhhhhh”"
Do you realize the hypocrisy in your words? You are also whining because of this decision.
"I have a right to deny anyone my services for any reason."
No, you don't. That's the law of the land. Like it, leave it, or try to change it.
"I say fight fire with fire. As Christians go seek out any business ran by gays and ask them to do something against their convictions and when they refuse, sue the pants off them. We must fight this like they do. When the tables get turned, they will change their tune."
Go ahead. I think that gay owners of businesses that offer public accommodations shouldn't be able to deny those accommodations to people they disagree with.
 August 23, 2014 at 5:35pm
This is my last statement on this post.
I have one question for all you gays out there? Who is going to protect you when the Muslims rise up and invoke Sharia law on you within the United States? I would not want to piss off the Christians too often, as they may just turn the other cheek. Remember, Christians are on Muslim’s radar too. We might be worried about our own survival to worry about yours.
 August 23, 2014 at 5:27pm
Oh so we can remove Obama from office because his approval rating is way below those disapproving. So we just need to find a judge who will agree with our side to remove. Good to know. Your logic is way so flawed.
 August 23, 2014 at 5:24pm
The public can’t just waltz in and have a marriage or reception. They must sign a contract with the Gifford’s, otherwise they are trespassing. They provide a service. That is the difference. Therefore, they have a right to refuse service to marry a gay couple in their private home on their private property.
August 23, 2014 at 5:16pm
oops that should say uninvited.
August 23, 2014 at 5:14pm
Can I deny you from entering into my private home invited?
Therefore, please send your address as I wish to conduct my Christian wedding at your home in November 2014. I expect you to provide the following. My cake, my photographer, the minister. If you don’t provide these things for me, I plan to sue for my rights that you must follow regardless of your belief in God or not. Should you charge me and extreme price for these services, I will still sue for discrimination based on my religion.
August 23, 2014 at 5:01pm
Slavery exists every where today and people don’t give a flying crap, especially Liberal Democrat Progressives. So don’t get on your holier than thou soapbox and point to the Bible. The Bible also said to treat your slaves humanely. Something Democrats failed to follow by whipping and treating them like their property before a Republican President abolished slavery. My God man you ignore your own parties actions with slavery. You can’t fix something you won’t acknowledge. You point your fingers at others and blame them. Take the plank out of your own eye.
 August 23, 2014 at 4:53pm
Perhaps you need to re-read Romans.
Romans distinctly says that sex between the same gender is an abomination to God and that such actions will result in death. It also states that those who condone these actions will experience the same fate. Not that God would inflict the death upon them where they stand, but their death would come about from these actions. The first aids epidemic came about from one French gay man having over 100 partners. In the beginning, they thought as the result of bath houses and shut them down. It was later discovered it was from having anal sex. So even straights having anal sex can spread and contract aids by spreading fecal matter between partners. Think about that. Why do you think all blood is screened for the aids virus?
Furthermore, the marriage between the man and woman may have sinned before the marriage, but through the marriage that sin is ending. Marriage between gays is not. That is the difference.
Ok, first of all, Romans doesn't say anything about homosexuality being an abomination. That is in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. If you are implying that homosexuality is somehow worse because it is an abomination, a lying tongue is also an abomination, Proverbs 12:22. Adultery is an abomination as well, Ezekiel 18:6 and following. Same gender sex will result in death. That is true. Just as will sex outside of a covenant marriage regardless of gender. No one gets a pass just because it is a man and a woman. It sounds like a personal bias at work here.
If you commit fornication with the woman and/or man to whom you marry, your sin is NOT absolved. Where do you get that? Only repentance can absolve anyone of sin and not a ritual or ceremony. If you are divorced and get married you actually compound the sin and cause the other participant to commit sin as well.
You are correct sexual sin and sexual perversity spreads disease. It is a natural result in the physical world of sin. Sin clouds the mind and compromises judgement. Sin also damages and potentially destroys the souls of its participants. Sin affects anyone in all aspects of life both natural and supernatural.
Perhaps you should rethink how you do things at church. You have plenty of males getting on their knees to service your god. Can't get any gayer than that. Your men LOVE god and Jesus with all their heart and soul, worship them, believe in them, and god LIKES IT, WANTS IT. I dunno about you but the only male I can think of that gets excited when another man or a woman is on their knees in front of them would be a bi-sexual man. Secondly, how come God didn't have sex with Mary? Why'd he have to magically make her pregnant? Maybe it means he isn't into women. I also find it interesting that Jesus never had any disciples that were female, they were all male. I dunno about you but 13 guys wandering around together makes me wonder what was going on at night.
 August 23, 2014 at 4:39pm
So then a Muslim cab driver must provide a cab ride to anyone carrying alcohol in a bag or is traveling with their dog to their destination?
 August 23, 2014 at 4:36pm
So I’m forced to serve you no matter what? Your beliefs trump my beliefs. Since when?
 August 23, 2014 at 4:34pm
Your perception of something doesn’t make it false. Disprove God with science. I’ll wait.
 August 23, 2014 at 4:08pm
The bigots of the 60s were Democrats, you know the people you probably vote for today. But you are too ignorant to learn the real truth. You are being used for votes. Democrats are your new pimps.
 August 23, 2014 at 4:06pm
I don’t have to accommodate anyone in my private home.